All posts tagged "heritage"

  • Why Is There Scaffolding on Prescot Parish Church Tower?

    Passersby have been wondering why the tower of St Mary the Blessed Virgin, on Church Street in Prescot, has been clad in scaffolding for several weeks – and now we have the answer. As Knowsley’s only Grade...

    • Posted July 26, 2018
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  • Event: View the Plans for Shakespeare North’s Prescot Theatre

    The public are invited to view plans for a 328-seat theatre in Prescot. Charitable trust Shakespeare North are following a design by Inigo Jones (1573-1652), one of modern England’s earliest and most important architects. The complex will...

    • Posted September 15, 2017
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  • Prescot Market Place Winning Design Announced

    The transformation of Prescot’s Market Place will begin in early 2018, following the announcement of a winning design for the historic site. This week Knowsley Council and the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) selected Mark Wray...

    • Posted August 24, 2017
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  • New Artwork for Prescot Town Centre

    A vibrant, colourful mosaic has been unveiled in Prescot town centre. The specially commissioned piece of public art is at the junction of Eccleston Street, Aspinall Street and the recently renovated Atherton Street. Incorporating vintage photos of...

    • Posted July 20, 2017
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  • Volunteers Pave the Way for Whiston Memorial Chapel

    (Press release: WICH) Volunteers have been helping to pave the way for the long-awaited new memorial building and heritage centre at Knowsley Cemetery in Whiston. Workers from Wates Construction – currently working to deliver Prescot’s new Community...

    • Posted June 29, 2017
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  • Award Win for Prescot Festival in 13th Year

    Arts in Prescot is celebrating an award win on the eve of its 13th annual festival. Prescot Town Council made the Prescot Festival of Music & the Arts the proud recipient of the first ever Prescot Community...

    • Posted June 6, 2017
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  • Lancashire Heritage at Heart of Prescot Arts & Music Festival

    The town of Prescot’s historic Lancashire identity will be at the heart of its annual arts and music festival this year. The 10-day event opens on Friday 16 June with a concert by Leyland Band, the number-one...

    • Posted April 11, 2017
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  • Liverpool JMU Students Looking for Prescot Memories

    English students from Liverpool John Moores University will be in Prescot on Wednesday 8 March researching the history of the traditional Lancashire town. Residents are invited to come along to Prescot Heritage Hub at 55 Eccleston Street...

    • Posted March 2, 2017
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  • Volunteers Angry over Churchyard Theft

    A historic sundial and paving stones have been stolen from St Mary’s Churchyard in Prescot. Last week, the gnomon (blade) and baseplate of the sundial in the Remembrance Garden was were stolen, along with Yorkshire stone from...

    • Posted November 3, 2016
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  • Prescot War Memorial Was First in Country, Imperial War Museum Confirms

    Prescot War Memorial was the first civic war memorial to be erected in the UK, according to Imperial War Museum records. Local historians have always known the monument, which turns 100 this year, was among the first,...

    • Posted September 16, 2016
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